Today's News

  • Education forum features board member, superintendent

    Student achievement and Jeffco’s top schools were the two main themes at the Public Education in Jefferson County forum in Marshdale on Monday night.

    The Evergreen Tea Party teamed with 13 other Jeffco-based Tea Party and GOP groups to sponsor the education forum. More than 80 people braved the slippery roads to attend Monday’s meeting at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park.

  • 4A Jeffco all-conference boys golf, softball

    The following are all-conferences selections in the 4A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in boys golf and softball:

  • Column: Pritchett’s departure leaves a void in the landscape

    Ted Pritchett, like all of us, has a calling. For the 73-year-old, it is pickleball, both playing it and teaching it. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Picture a shrunk-down tennis court with a wiffleball.

    When pickleball came to Evergreen in 2011, there were just 17 programs in Colorado. Today, there are 96. The popularity is ever-growing. Pritchett first took up the sport in November 2008.

  • Cougars end 15-year playoff drought

    LAKEWOOD — The last time the Evergreen Cougars won a 3A state football playoff game, Bill Clinton was president of the United States, Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia didn’t even exist, Peyton Manning was only in his second season in the NFL, and iPhones and iPads hadn’t yet been released.

    In other words, it had been a while. Fifteen years to be exact.

  • A pet project comes to fruition

    Evergreen resident Patty Potter once was rescued from an attacking bear by her dog Bella. Now she’s honoring Bella’s memory by helping other people rescue dogs.

    Potter started the Bella Pet Insurance Fund three years ago as a national nonprofit that provides health insurance grants to young people who want to rescue dogs. After three years of raising money and slowly gaining public recognition, the organization is ready to start helping more dog rescuers.

  • Jeffco students escorted from school board meeting - VIDEO

    Nearly 20 students were escorted from a Jeffco school board meeting last Thursday night after they staged a demonstration to express concerns about a committee tasked with reviewing curriculum.

  • An honor and privilege to serve Jeffco residents

    By Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink

    As my term in office approaches its final days, I’m experiencing a great deal of personal reflection. I’m sure everyone goes through a similar process of recounting how they reacted to a situation or event, sorting out in their mind if they could have done something different — while recalling the successes and failures along the way.

  • Courage, grace and no self-promotion

    Olli Maatta, a 20-year-old hockey player from Finland, was living the dream. A year ago, he broke into the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup as a teenager and became one of their regular defensemen, and he was widely recognized as being among the National Hockey League’s top rookies.

  • Finding red in a sea of fall gold

    We have very little in the way of red fall colors in this area. However, we do have a native heuchera, closely related to the coral bells that are known to every gardener.

    It bears a spike of greenish-white flowers in summer and grows in a dinner plate-size clump of leaves that turn a bright orange-red in fall.

    Wild strawberries also produce a few red leaves in fall, and some of the many varieties of potentilla also have red leaves, but all of these are so well concealed among the grasses and other plants that they are often overlooked.

  • Neville unseats Nicholson in Senate District 16 race

     Republican challenger Tim Neville edged out incumbent Democrat Jeanne Nicholson by 3 percentage points in the state Senate District 16 race, according to unofficial results from the secretary of state. 

    “I’m thankful to God for the opportunity, and for the people’s support,” Neville said.

    Although early returns did not show a clear winner in Senate District 16, sufficient votes had been counted by Monday, when Nicholson said she conceded to Neville.